Dialogue on America

Judges and lawyers visit high school classrooms to engage students in a dialogue about a curriculum focused on key constitutional issues. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Operation Protect & Defend was able to reach over 1,000 high school students in Sacramento by sending judge and attorney volunteers to 60 classrooms in 13 schools; and over 600 students in Fresno by sending judge and attorney volunteers to 33 classrooms in 3 schools.

Essay Contest

After participating in the Dialogue on America, students are encouraged to submit essays addressing an issue raised in the curriculum based on certain “prompts” provided. Cash awards are given to winning students.

Art Contest

After participating in the Dialogue on America, students are encouraged to submit art addressing an issue raised in the curriculum based on program “prompts.” Student art work is displayed in a local art gallery in Sacramento for an art show. Cash awards are given to winning students.

Operation Protect & Defend

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Library and Learning Center
Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse
501 I Street, Suite 1-400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Chi Soo Kim, OPD Executive Chair
Email: opd@opdcivics.org
Tel.: 916.554.2700